Veterinarian Service

Pet Cardiology

Pet Cardiology is the medical specialty that focuses on diseases of the canine and feline cardiovascular systems, which include the heart and blood vessels.

vet examining cats heart

Pet Cardiology

The heart of your pet is a muscle that must work continuously throughout the day.

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Many diseases and abnormalities can cause the heart to not pump as well as it should, which means that heart diseases can affect your pet all day, every day, drastically lowering your pet’s quality of life. We provide screening tests for heart murmurs, congenital abnormalities, and late-life cardiac diseases, as well as specific cardiac tests such as echocardiograms and electrocardiograms.

An echocardiogram is a heart ultrasound that allows your pet’s veterinarian to determine the thickness of the heart’s muscular walls, how well the heart contracts, and how well the valves work. Following a successful diagnosis, your pet’s veterinarian can also prescribe the necessary medications to keep your pet’s heart as healthy as possible. Exercise intolerance, lethargy, collapse, and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of heart disease. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, he or she should see a veterinarian.